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Children workspaces that are perfect for home school and inspire imagination

Children work spaces that are perfect for home school and inspire imagination

Since we are far away from being done with Covid but summer breaks will eventually come to an end I thought it would be great to look a little more into workspaces for children.

Here in the UK, we are planning on sending children back to school in the 2nd week of September. Fingers crossed! However, I know that elsewhere schools will stay shut until next year. And that means doing the work from home and therefore a good space is needed.

Making a designated study space where kids feel comfortable, productive, and can concentrate is key and I will show you some great ideas, share some tips, and give you inspiration for your own four walls.

Welcome to this children workspaces that are perfect for home school and inspire imagination guide:

kids desk home school

Image: Ikea

Creating a desk space

Having a special and comfortable space to study is crucial when you need to concentrate and to focus. And a dedicated desk is way better than working around the kitchen table. Plus this way you can keep all your pencils, erasers, and other school utensils on your desk – ready every time you continue to work. And I am sure your child will love to organise their own space.
Furthermore, a  great feature to have in a desk is adjustable height. Otherwise, you can also have an adjustable chair. That way the years of use are adding up.
I know that space can be an issue, so why not having a desk under a bunk bed or go for a small version with a drawer and the essentials can be kept in there.

I put together some great children’s desk to give you a head start:

 

kids' desks

 

1. Flexible desk*! The surface can be set to 3 different levels. I think it is great to be able to change up a little when you need it…

2. Cute desk* that comes in two sizes and a lots of colour options. Simple and cool!

3. Boho rattan desk*.

4. Perfectly combining design and functionality and the two compartments under the top can store everything. This desk* is available in white and celadon and has a groove for pencils on the top.

5. This desk* won the Red Dot Design Award and you can also add some drawers if you wish. (available in green and pink too)

6. Adjustable desk* with storage under the table and a great design. I love the natural version but there is blue and white as well.

7. Vintage style desk* that is available in different colours and has an accompanying chair* too.

8. This is a very stylish desk & chair set* that will look fantastic in any corner of your home.

 

kids workspace

Image: Apartment Therapy

Personalise the children workspace

Hang their artwork, add some time tables, and/or put a magnetic panel up to stick papers, notes, and drawings. Just make it fun, colourful, and inspiring. Have a look at my coolest art prints for kids’ rooms article to find great posters and more.
Colours are super important because they can turn a room into a great space and really help you to be creative. A room that screams happy and fun is so much better than a boring ‘classroom’ don’t you think?

 

kids space organisation

Image: Rachel Parcell

Organisation

Think about your own desk or office. I am sure you are much more productive when it is clutter-free and tidy. And when you are creating a healthy learning environment for your kids it should be orderly as well.
Take a bookshelf and fill it with school books, paper, and art supplies. Provide little baskets for pens, glue sticks, scissors, etc. That way you will avoid a busy desk and leaving more space to do the work.

Don’t forget for the perfect children workspace:
You will need a bin, stock up on supplies, and keep healthy snacks in the pantry!

 

 

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A monumental farmhouse turned into a modern family home

monumental farmhouse turned into a modern family home

Today I am taking you to The Netherlands. To the countryside and a very special property that I know you will adore as much as I do.

This monumental farmhouse was completely renovated and turned into a stunning family home. Including work areas, a huge backyard plus a large wooden outdoor residence.
It is a national monument, and yet meets all the requirements of the contemporary era. The entire construction of the house has taken place in close consultation with the National Monument Service. Note that the farm dates back to 1650 and was in a dilapidated state until 2012, only the outer walls and beams were still standing.

Therefore we will go straight to the good stuff and have a look. As you can guess from the first image – the kids rooms are amazing and that is where we will start the tour:

monumental farmhouse turned into a modern family home

monumental farmhouse turned into a modern family home

monumental farmhouse turned into a modern family home
Boys room with mustard and teal notes…

 

monumental farmhouse turned into a modern family home

monumental farmhouse turned into a modern family home

monumental farmhouse turned into a modern family home

monumental farmhouse turned into a modern family home

monumental farmhouse turned into a modern family home

Girls room with lots of powder nuances…

 

monumental farmhouse turned into a modern family home
The beams are definitely the T H I N G! They have such an impact, charm, and charisma. And I love how they are used to decorate the rooms.

And a little playroom in the lower ground that is just the perfect amount of space, toys, and fun.

Also loving all the little details and things that must have been inherited or found when strolling through markets and garage sales.

 

Now lets see the rest of the farmhouse:

monumental farmhouse turned into a modern family home

monumental farmhouse turned into a modern family home

monumental farmhouse turned into a modern family home

monumental farmhouse turned into a modern family home

monumental farmhouse turned into a modern family home

monumental farmhouse turned into a modern family home
What a space!

So much light, great big windows, and great wall features… take that striking wall of the various panel doors that the original house revealed and that have been placed against the rear facade for example.

 

monumental farmhouse turned into a modern family home

monumental farmhouse turned into a modern family home
The farmhouse is situated in s’Gravenmoer which is a lively little village in the center of The Netherlands. You can reach the cities of Breda, Antwerp, Rotterdam, Utrecht and Tilburg quickly and a 5-minute walk takes you to a beautiful nature reserve adjacent to ‘s Gravenmoer, where many hiking and cycling trails are located. It is kinda perfect…

 

Would you like to see more interiors from The Netherlands? How about this Amsterdam warehouse turned family home or these colourful kids rooms?

 

Via Funda
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Bohemian creativity in this Copenhagen home

Bohemian creativity

When I saw this place last week I knew I had to share this with you as soon as possible. It is so cool, with lots of creative ideas and a great bohemian vibe throughout. You will love it!

This old industrial building is situated in Copenhagen and is the home of  Sus Mogensen and her family. And when they bought the place they  changed everything  from the ground up. Many things you see in the home are DIY projects so I invite you to take some inspiration. And they used many reclaimed materials to keep it affordable but also sustainable. This home is so warm and unique, please come in:

 

Bohemian creativity

Bohemian creativity

Bohemian creativity

Bohemian creativity

Bohemian creativity
Loving the big windows, velvet, the mustard coloured sofa, as well as the floor in the bathroom.

The colours are so warm and the home is tinted in some golden reflection when the beautiful Scandinavian lights shines in…

 

Bohemian creativity

Bohemian creativity

Bohemian creativity
Floor envy anyone?

There is a story to it as well: The wooden floor was once a kitchen that has been moved to the living room and a batch of hand-made bricks forms new flooring. To prevent the floor from getting too “thick”, each tile was cut in half by hand and laid in a beautiful pattern.

Bohemian creativity

Bohemian creativity

Bohemian creativity

Bohemian creativity
And that kids room. So lush… I went out to see if I can find some additional images to show you a little more and was lucky through The Nordroom. And as you can see, more ‘gold’….

Altogether, the decor feels warm, personal and just very cosy. Really very bohemian luxury, rustic and charming.

More Copenhagen home inspiration? How about this colourful family home?

Via: Elle
Fotograf: Andrea Papini
Stylist: Alexandra Papini
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22 jolly things for your July!

22 jolly things for your July

Two weeks ago I realised, with horror, that I missed a Friday list for this June! One of my favourite articles and I missed it. And this probably is the a good proof how the current situation took over my days…

And even so I did not manage to prepare a Friday list right on the ‘correct’ day, it is ready and here for you to enjoy just before July starts!

As usual packed with fashion, reads, news, interiors and more for the whole family.

22 jolly things for your July:

home office
So much inspiration to take away from this place.

Out of ideas on how to entertain the kids? Try one (or more) of these downloadable limited series Kids’ Activity Packs.

 

 

white-the-bear-restaurant-
Isn’t this a fab restaurant for families?

White Privilege! (please read it!)

 

 

linen culottes
Summer staple – linen culotte*! (many colours available)

Magnetic map of the solar system*.

 

 

Modern-Playhouse-Build
Genuis! This playhouse is a dream!

How to talk to your children about the pandemic.

 

 

fruit-toy-set-in-wood
They look as delicious as real fruits but will last forever! Wooden play fruit set*.

How about some yoga?

 

 

maternity lounge set
Are you pregnant right now? I think you would love and live in this lounge set, so perfect for your postnatal weeks as well. And if you decide to leave the house, this basics bundle is pretty cool as well.

One special shop*! Cute accessories, pretty dresses – for women and children.

 

 

sorbet coloured candles
Loving these sorbet coloured pillar candles*!

Add some instant fun with these cute ceramic plant pots. My favourite must be the pigs and elephants.

 

 

balloon-music-box
Balloon music box* for the sweetest of dreams…

Perfect summer wardrobe!

 

 

scandinavian living room
Another house where I could move right in!

Everyone is on zoom calls, incl. celebrities. Some of their great and not so great homes.

 

 

numero74 woman dress
New styles and colours. For the perfect (mix & match) Mini Me look.

I don’t wear eye shadow but these eye pods are the beauty talk of the moment.

 

 

scandinavian bedroom
Scandinavia in Sydney!

How will tourism get out of the crisis?

 

 

reversible baby blanket flowers
Cutest baby set* – floral blanket, cushion, as well as a lovely bunting!

Or how about some delightful rainbow pots?

 

Wishing a wonderful month of July and I hope that I will manage to write a little more often here again… xoxo

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A wonderful warm eclectic family home in London

wonderful warm eclectic family home in London

Hello Tuesday! Hello you all!
How are you and how are you holding up?

Today I am sharing a really cool family home that you will love. It is situated in Notting Hill, one of my favourite London neighbourhoods and has lots of fun details and surprises. And you will discover the quirky English style mixed with some modern touches.

It is a 19th-century Regency property that was divided into several flats. However the current homeowners renovated it and turned it into a large family home. Moreover I am so smitten with the mix of colours, fabrics, and furniture. Because we can find lots of soft blues, pinks and greens. Together with some great furnishings and artwork the place is a warm haven.

So, please come in and enjoy this wonderful harmonious home where past and present seamlessly blend together:

wonderful warm eclectic family home in London

wonderful warm eclectic family home in London

wonderful warm eclectic family home in London

wonderful warm eclectic family home in London

wonderful warm eclectic family home in London

Of course we are starting with the children’s room. And what a delightful room this is.

You feel like you landed in a lovely countryside castle but at the same time it is home to a wonderful big table that invites to go creative. Surrounded by some modern chairs and Maileg bunnies.

And all the patterns (curtains, rugs…) as well as colours and choice of wallpaper are so good, it is a feast for the eye.

 

wonderful warm eclectic family home in London

I am sitting right by the window on one of these cool armchairs and just watch family kitchen life. I will be very happy! Thank you…

 

wonderful warm eclectic family home in London

wonderful warm eclectic family home in London
Again: The combination of colours and fabrics is delightful. I can’t stop looking at these images… and I hope you had a wonderful home tour as well.

And if this is your cup of tea, you should definitely check out this eclectic family home.

Via The Nordroom
Photography by Paul Massey
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